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Events > Mapping 2012 - Mapping the Global Village > Workshops & Presentations

Thursday Workshop 1: Choose from one session below
(workshop summaries and descriptions [PDF])
  • Emergency helicopter relief – informing pilots where to fly - by MapAction
    • where are they? – plot sites of urgent need
    • we can’t land there! – determine helicopter landing zones
    • where was that? – geo-locate hazards using imagery
  • The Olympics differential; a gold standard in mapping - by Leica Geosystems
    • inform and update cartographers about real-time GNSS positioning on the Olympic site
    • practical demonstration of a range of GNSS solutions using real-time corrections and a Web Mapping Service
    • discuss applying high-precision GNSS in different environments
  • Making a practical transit map - by Mark Ovenden
    • understand how and why ‘form follows function’
    • discuss what is meant by aesthetics - is it objective or can any generic ‘rules’ be applied
    • discuss whether a map can be used for marketing
Friday Workshop 2: Choose from one session below (workshop summaries and descriptions [PDF])
  • The Collected Landscape - by Liam O’Connor
    • think individually and collectively about creating maps from a personal encounter with a landscape
    • discuss the role of subjectivity in the mapmaking process
    • discuss the visual and written language of mapping
  • Creating web maps - by Esri
    • learn how to make the most of
    • learn how to create and publish maps to the internet (webmaps) using free Esri tools
    • use ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 to streamline the workflow for publishing online content
  • Maps for growing minds - by BCS Design Special Interest Group
    • compare the design of various map products for children’s education
    • engage the cartographic community with the needs of practicing children’s educators
    • share design ‘good practice’ for children’s mapping
  • Visit to Astrium Geo-Information Services, Farnborough - additional fee applies - see Booking Page
    • tour of the image processing and archive facility
    • view mapping examples from natural disaster zones as part of the SAFER project
    • view UK mapping products

Thursday Session 1: Changing Times (summary and speakers biographies [PDF])
Thursday Session 2: Transport Mapping (summary and speakers biographies [PDF])
Friday Session 3: The ‘Art’ in Cartography (summary and speakers biographies [PDF])
Friday Session 4: Olympic Mapping (summary and speakers biographies [PDF])
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